South Africa women have clinched the ODI series, which is being played against India when they beat the hosts by 7 wickets in the 4th ODI of the five-match series.
Team South Africa won the first ODI by 8 wickets, third ODI by 6 runs (DLS), and fourth ODI with 7 wickets a the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Winning 3 matches, the Proteas have claimed victory over India.
Former captain of the South African men’s team and the Director of cricket CSA, Graeme Smith, believes that their side is growing quickly by strength and feels that the series win against India, in India is a “massive achievement” that cannot be understated.
Even with four major players missing out in the 3rd and 4th ODI, including Skipper Sune Luus, South Africa over-powered India in both the matches to claim the title.
“Congratulations to the Proteas for a fantastic series win in India. It is one of the most difficult places in the world to tour and for our players to go there and beat the hosts in their own back yard, with a match to spare is a massive achievement, which cannot be understated,” said Smith in CSA release.
Tournament results till now:
1st ODI: India- 177/9 (50); SA- 178/2 (40.1)
2nd ODI: India- 160/1 (28.4); SA- 157 (41)
3rd ODI: India- 248/5 (50); SA- 223/4 (46.3) [DLS]
4th ODI: India- 266/4 (50); SA- 269/3 (48.3)
Lizelle Lee outshined in all the three winning matches as she scored 2 half-centuries and 1 century.
The final ODI will be played on 17th March 2021 at the Ekana Stadium Lucknow at 9:00 am IST.
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